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Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinated travellers

Published on: May 28, 2022 | Tags: Canada eTA, Canada Visa, COVID-19

 With new travel rules for passengers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, visiting Canada is easier than it's been at any point since the start of the pandemic. There are still rules to follow, though, so if you're planning on travelling to Canada, make sure that you've done everything you need to. You'll need to be able to show Canadian authorities that you have been vaccinated and tested,…

Canada lightens COVID testing requirements

Published on: Mar 27, 2022 | Tags: Canada Tourism, COVID-19

Canada took another major step in its journey away from emergency travel restrictions last week with the announcement that vaccinated travellers would no longer be required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before entering the country. The new rules, which will go into effect on 1 April, mean that anyone wishing to visit Canada will be able to do so without a pre-flight test as long as they…

Canadian travel restrictions relax in March 2022

Published on: Mar 02, 2022 | Tags: Canada Travel Restrictions, COVID-19

Restrictions on travel by land and air have been a vital part of Canada's strategy to reduce the danger of the Covid-19 pandemic. But that strategy has not come without cost: reduced travel has had a major impact on Canada's tourism and hospitality industries and made it harder for the nation to reach its immigration targets. As case numbers decline and other nations around the world relax their…

Immigration priorities promise an ambitious 2022

Published on: Jan 31, 2022 | Tags: COVID-19, Canada Immigration

Canada has a new immigration minister, together with a new mandate letter outlining immigration policy goals. But are changes to be expected as Sean Fraser replaces Mario Mendicino, or will existing trends continue? Events over the last few weeks shed some light on the future of Canada's immigration policy. Levels plan to come One of the most important immigration policy events…

New Omicron variant restrictions affect travel to Canada

Published on: Dec 16, 2021 | Tags: Canada Travel Restrictions, COVID-19

Safety measures required to deal with the global coronavirus pandemic have affected many areas of life in Canada. One of these areas has been travel; restrictions on international travel lasted well over a year and have only begun to relax in recent months. However, recent events suggest that restrictions on travel may not be as much a thing of the past as previously thought. The spread…

USA announces border restriction relaxation

Published on: Oct 19, 2021 | Tags: Canada Entry Requirements, COVID-19

After over 18 months of closure, the land border between Canada and the United States will be partially reopened beginning on November 8, 2021. This reopening represents a significant change in the relationship between Canada and its closest neighbour. A year of restrictions In March 2020, in response to the growing spread of the novel coronavirus, the United States and Canada…

Liberal election victory heralds immigration continuity

Published on: Sep 27, 2021 | Tags: Canada Immigration, COVID-19

The 2021 Canadian general election took place on September 20, with results that represented only minor changes from the 2019 election results. While immigration was a central issue for many of the parties participating in the election, the results are likely to herald continuity in Canada's immigration policy. Election background Since the 2019 general election, the Liberal Party…

Canada's increased immigration numbers approach annual targets

Published on: Aug 21, 2021 | Tags: Canada Immigration, COVID-19

Despite the challenges of Covid-19, recent immigration statistics suggest that Canada has a chance of achieving its ambitious annual immigration targets for 2021. Historic lows for immigration to Canada The global Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on Canada's immigration system, making it more difficult for overseas travellers to arrive in the country and for existing…

First signs of travel restrictions easing appear

Published on: Jun 16, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, Canada Travel Restrictions, Express Entry

Since the spring of 2020, travel restrictions have been an important part of Canada's struggle against the global Covid-19 pandemic. Restrictions on who can enter the country, quarantine requirements for those who do, and the closure of the border between Canada and the United States have all led to dramatic reductions in the numbers of travellers visiting…

Canada renews travel restrictions with a focus on internal applicants

Published on: May 31, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, Canada Travel Restrictions

In 2020, as awareness of the threat of Covid-19 began to grow, Canada imposed travel restrictions intended to slow the spread of the disease. This week, Canada confirmed that travel restrictions, both long-standing closures and more recent ones, will continue to be part of Canada's plan for fighting Covid into the summer. India and Pakistan travel ban extended One of the most significant…


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